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Must Reads, Network 2008-05-19 14:04:03

Coutorture Community's Must Reads: 5/19


Chic and Untroubled reports on Lagerfeld's aggressive footwear for Chanel. She also questions the purpose of a pair of gym shorts we too noticed via ecommerce.

Totally blowing all Monday-morning posts out of the water, Fashion Nation, throws down a comprehensive list of not-to-miss European retail destinations. Two shopping destinations of note, Carnaby Street in London and, of course, Colette in Paris.

There's a beach book that's making making waves and Fops And Dandies has a thing or two to say about it. Bringing Home The Birkin, cleverly titled indeed, piques interest in our partner from a commerce and sociological perspective. In other words, she's taking this beach book to the library.


Did Louboutin rip Dolce Vita? These Cordoba shoes look curiously similar to a canvas shoe DV put out about two years ago (in one million colors). No, it can't be. Louboutin probably designed the shoe in the first place, it cycled through to DV, and now he's bringing it back. Yeah, that's got to be it. The Shoe Goddess is responsible for our brief musing on copyright, as she gave a big ol' thumbs down to the Cordoba otherwise known as, gasp, a sneaker espradrille.

And finally, a welcome reality check from J'adore Couture. Today she reports on recent news surrounding anorexia in the fashion industry, with MSNBC video clips and links to other reportage on the matter. Though the standard for 'thin' in the fashion industry remains somewhat stagnant, this conversation in the press is perpetually newsworthy.

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